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win and my retort is if you look back over the years, from women's suffrage, civil rights, to more recently the alternative ener movement, have been borne from third parties garn hing enough votes away from the two major political parties so engrained in the status quo that they never impose the sweeping changes so i hope you can comment on the role of third parties not necessarily in winning elections but in changing the agenda to the point where we get the changes we end up treasuring over the next century. host: thank you for the call. dr. jill stein. guest: thank you for making that point, which is very important. in fact, what so many people call progress in this country, whether you talk about women getting the right to vote, the abbitionist slavery, the protection of workers in the workplace, the right to organize, the 40 hour work week, child labor laws, social social security, the new deal, you name it, all of these have come out of independent third parties, because as you say, the party that is are bought and paid for by large corporations which are part of the status qu
. this is a civil lawsuit, which means fines not jail time, if they're convicted of this? >> right. so you know, the only major sort of trial that's come from the wall street meltdown happened in 2009 when two bear sterns hedge fund managers were found not guilty of inflating the price of their mortgage-backed securities. really that is the big criticism here. h who is paying the price? jp morgan is trying to distance itself from this, stregs that the lawsuit deals with bear sterns. that's understandable. securities in question, they were issued long before it bought bear, in 2006 and 2007. jp morgan is still planning to contest these allegations with jp morgan saying it's disappointed that the attorney general pursued its civil action without offering us an opportunity to rebut these claims. >> probably one of the last groups of people you would think about having voting rights. civil rights groups with battling it out in florida to make sure former felons can vote. now, that's what i call a test drive. silverado! the most dependable, longest lasting, full-size pickups on the road. so, what do
with the civil-rights of the 1960's. host: john from illinois. john is an independent. hey there. caller: the only problem that i have is about the tax issue. the reason why i say that is our taxes in this country have neverwhat they were set up for was that the rich were supposed to pay the majority of their taxes in federal taxes. working-class and the port were supposed to pay the majority of theirs in homeowners' taxes, city and state taxes -- ordering class and the poor. everything is out of sorts. when you are on fixed income and these states will have to have such a high tax rate because the federal government will have such a lower one. anybody i fixed tax rate goes in and buys a refrigerator that costs $400, will have about a $100 tax on the refrigerator. that is the problem. the ones it will hurt our people that are retired, people that are on disability, things like that. otherwise, i am completely in line with you. i voted for ron paul in 1988. i voted for paul brown. i think he -- i can remember what year it was that he ran as a libertarian. i voted for ross perot once. i am
it might keep people away from the polls. civil rights groups applauded the judge's decision. >> this is a victory today for the people and a loss for those scheming and lying legislators in harrisburg who thought they could hijack the presidential election. >>> the judge could still decide the law can go forward after the presidential election. >>> in other news this morning, american airlines and its pilots' union back at the bargaining table this week after agreeing to reopen contract talks. the pilots rejected american's last offer in august. but now they say they will seek an industry standard contract. meanwhile, american says improperly installed clamps caused rows of seats to come loose on three flights in the last week. the airline is inspecting its planes for similar problems. >>> two scenes of economic recovery this morning including a streak in new car sales. the car of sales and trucks, it rose 13% in the last month compared to a year ago. the last time sales figures were this good february of 2008. small efficient cars are fueling the sales trend. >>> and home p
johnson because he will reduce the debt and preserve our civil rights and respect the constitution. >> i am supporting president obama because he is doing a good job and he deserves another term so he can experiences policies coming into fruition. that has been full of broken promises so i will be voting for governor romney. >> i will be supporting jerry johnson for president because he is the only candidate that will focus on the constitution, stay out of the made wars. at the end of the war on drugs. >> live coverage tonight from the presidential debate. the debates starting at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. at the next debate between the presidential candidates on tuesday the sixteenth where they will take audience questions in new york city. in the final debate, the questions will focus on that the bay. will have live coverage online at c-span.org. >> we need to tackle our nation's challenges before they tackle us. we need to strengthen medicare and social security. we're putting ideas on the table headed to that. we are not trying to scare seniors, we are trying to save seniors. >> they ha
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